Founded in 1984, North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) is a private, volunteer organization active at the state level, serving homeschoolers in North Carolina and beyond.
In order to better serve, NCHE divides the state into nine regions. Each region has an assigned number and Regional Director.
Homeschooling is the view that education is best when teaching and learning are integrated into the relationships and activities of the family.
The oldest form of education, homeschooling was legally recognized in NC in 1988.
Article 39 of chapter 115C of the General Statutes defines a Homeschool in NC. The Division of Non-Public Instruction (DNPE) administers the NC law governing homeschooling practice.
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Recordings of conference workshops & lectures.
NCHE is proud to share in the work of vast network of passionate educators who serve as authors, speakers, and volunteers.
There are many groups of North Carolinians who are working to promote or practice home education. Find home educators like or near you.
NCHE divides the state into 9 regions. Each region has a director.
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Middle and High school sports include Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Cross Country (individual & team), Golf (individual & team), Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Swimming (individual & team), Girls Volleyball
Regional Tournaments & More
Spend a week in Raleigh, serving in our capital
A multi-day event occuring in Winston-Salem in late Spring featuring national and regional speakers, workshops for the curious as well as the experienced and a vendor hall of over 45,000 square feet.
Coinciding with our annual conference, NCHE hosts a graduation ceremony for NCHE members.
Our biannual Spring event in Raleigh. Meet legislators and visit state museums.
Become part of an organization devoted to serving NC homeschoolers. Help us advance our threefold purpose: PROTECT the freedom of educating at home, PROVIDE encouragement & support to families who choose home education for their children, and PROMOTE home education as an educational alternative
Help us advance NC homeschooling through our educational programs, publications, extra-curricular activities & scholarships.
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The graduation of your homeschooled son or daughter is a momentous occasion and worthy of celebration. NCHE offers several ways to help you celebrate this milestone in your child’s life.
Current membership is required (and through the time of the NCHE graduation ceremony) to purchase an NCHE diploma, participate in the NCHE Graduation Ceremony, or be included in the graduate publication. If you are not already a member, you can join here.
NCHE invites you to commemorate the occasion with your family and community. The annual NCHE Graduation Ceremony coincides with the NCHE annual conference. The 2017 ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour. Homeschools wishing to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase a Graduation Ceremony Package. This package includes a diploma (described below), cap and gown, a rose for the teacher and the option of a honor cord. For more information about the graduation ceremony, click here.
If you are not participating in the NCHE Spring Graduation Ceremony, you can still order a diploma. NCHE prints a distinctive homeschool diploma enclosed in a hunter green cover. This diploma includes the student’s name, school name and graduation date. The homeschool chief administrator will be responsible for signing the diploma to certify that the student has completed the homeschool's high school graduation requirements. You will need to know your graduate’s graduation date when ordering a diploma. Diplomas will be shipped within four weeks of receipt of payment and approval of the proof. A proof via email is sent within three weeks. There is no deadline for ordering a diploma.
Since 1998, NCHE has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to over a hundred graduating homeschooled seniors.
NCHE Scholars, chosen for outstanding achievement in academics, arts, athletics, and community involvement, have continued their education with institutions as diverse as the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Duke University, Patrick Henry College, Liberty University, Meredith College, and the University of North Carolina.
The GREENHOUSE publishes a special issue in May that celebrates our high school graduates. The issue contains graduation recognitions, graduate ads contributed by families in celebration of their graduate, and articles focused on the topic of graduation. This Issue is a great memento of this celebration. We make this issue available for you to purchase extra copies for those important people in the graduate's life.
To be included, you will need to submit your graduate’s recognition paragraph/bio and a head shot photo. You also have the opportunity to purchase a ½ or full page ad.
If you would like to see what a past GREENHOUSE special graduate issue looks like, you can find the PDF here.
We provide two options for your recognition paragraph. For up to 450 characters and a head shot is $10, and between 451 and 600 characters and a head shot is $42.
NCHE members will receive a copy of this special graduate issue with their membership. If you would like extra copies, you will need to order copies of this special graduate issue. These will be mailed to your home in May.
In addition to the graduate recognition paragraph and head shot photo, NCHE provides the opportunity to purchase a 1/2 page or full page collage ad at a greatly reduced price to celebrate your graduate in a special way. You can choose to design your own collage, or we can design it for you. We offer 4 options:
|Half Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$155.00|
|Half Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$180.00|
|Full Page, Self Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$255.00|
|Full Page, NCHE Designed GREENHOUSE Graduation Ad||$270.00|
Deadline April 10, 2017
The GREENHOUSE Graduate Issue is a great momento of this celebration. NCHE members will receive one copy of this issue. Order extra copies of this issue for those important people in the graduates life. They will be mailed directly to your home individually..
There will be a limited number of copies for purchase at the conference.